Downton Abbey Reviews

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September 21, 2019
The minute you hear the Downton Abbey theme it's like coming back home. Director Julian Fellowes out did himself with a marvelous transfer of the beloved series without skipping a beat on its essence. Maggie Smith's quick wit is absolutely fantabulous
September 20, 2019
I'd call it painfully sappy if I didn't love those plucky characters, their costumes, their architecture and their interior design so much.
September 20, 2019
The film's merely high-toned soap opera, but veteran TV director Michael Engler successfully blends humour, pomp and pathos.
September 20, 2019
It's not a remake, and it's not a reboot, but a continuing story, and I want more.
September 20, 2019
Director Michael Engler, working from a script by Julian Fellowes, bathes the whole movie in feel-good nostalgia that is aimed at fans but somehow accessible to a newbie like me.
September 20, 2019
Fans of the highly-praised British historical TV series will welcome the return of Downton Abbey but this return to the lavish, high-fashion 1920s...delivers delights for those who are not familiar with the popular show as well.
September 20, 2019
If you loved Downton Abbey, you'll love Downton Abbey. It's a conceptual palindrome. Well-made fan service. Maggie Smith has all the best lines, again.
September 20, 2019
Julian Fellowes does this up right.
September 20, 2019
A bit of tea-and-crumpets comfort food? Of course. But, sometimes, isn't that exactly what you want from an evening at the movies?
September 20, 2019
The cinematic Downton looks and feels quite like the televised Downton, extended in length and enhanced by the more sumptuous production values the film medium affords.
September 20, 2019
A warm if somewhat flat trip back in time that approximates the feel of the show's Christmas specials, only over-sized, and as cozy as a seat by the manor's fire.
September 20, 2019
With a two-hour running time, Downton Abbey can indulge itself in some of the more delicious aspects of its six-season run.
September 20, 2019
Fans of the TV show can be assured that rather than reinventing itself for theaters, Downton has remained as steady and starched as Carson's collar. Think of it as an extended episode of the series that plays to its strengths.
September 20, 2019
New acquaintances will enjoy a lovely visit to 'Downton Abbey' with all its assorted aristocrats. Of course, old friends will think it's the Bee's Knees and are already clamoring for another big-screen sequel.
September 20, 2019
Supremely snooty interlopers: the major motion picture recreates the sweet and savory, upstairs-downstairs charms of the beloved TV series
September 20, 2019
Much of the narrative is totally over-the-top in a way that only seems fitting for a film designed solely to give longtime fans two more hours with the characters they love.
September 20, 2019
It's not grand, but it does do what it does with dignity and grace.
September 20, 2019
If you love period-piece pleasures, Downton Abbey provides the season's most reliable overdose.
September 20, 2019
Even aside from the excitement of seeing the characters on the big screen, the story is well told and executed. If nothing else, "Downton Abbey" will leave audiences hoping for more adventures.
September 20, 2019
The transfer from television to the cinema has its advantages. There are some nice aerial shots, and the big screen can better convey the sheer size and grandeur of Downton Abbey.
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